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Morning Shots: Let's Watch Some Tap Dancing, Shall We?

The A.V. Club is really good at finding interesting people for its Random Roles series, and today, they hit up character actor Barry Corbin. [A.V. Club]

If you insist, why yes, I will watch some video of Fred Astaire and Savion Glover tap dancing and read about why they have a lot in common. [The Guardian]

The takeaway from this article about how Fifty Shades Of Grey is the fastest adult novel to sell a million paperback copies is this sentence: "Bush said the publisher had even received an email from a satisfied customer who wanted to pass on a message to James: that as a result of reading the first book, she was now seven weeks pregnant." Maybe Fifty Shades Of Grey needed to include more illustrations. [The Guardian]

I remember finding it pretty funny when Andy Rooney went off on how impossible remote control buttons are, but Slate makes a pretty good argument that they've gotten complicated. I have to admit, I often make people run the entertainment systems in their own houses, rather than pick up their remotes. [Slate]

Nick Denton of Gawker never gets tired of tinkering with comments: the battle continues. [New York Observer]

The upcoming animated film Wreck-It Ralph certainly does not want for promotional tie-in toys. [Slashfilm]

Huh. I wonder whether this Comic-Con panel celebrating the tenth anniversary of Firefly will generate any excitement. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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